When you get into blind repairs sourcing parts is an ongoing challenge. Having an account with Hunter Douglas or Springs Window Fashions or working with a vendor who sells their products is the best way to get access to their common parts. Customer Service support for most major brands are often helpful if you have a readable production sticker and order number etc.  Sourcing parts like tilters and end caps requires a hunt for the right vendor. If you do a lot of repairs case/bag lot quantities are fine, but for a smaller volume of repairs and cosmetic fixes on blinds you clean a mix of vendors may be needed.

Caution: Buyer Beware!  Check to see if parts are current and available from customer service first - some online stores charge $15 -$40 for parts that are easily found for $3-$6 + shipping elsewhere. You will always pay more for the time and trouble involved with small orders.



Sources for Parts:
1)  Fabricators: Use their websites or call customer service - They will often send you (or the consumer) parts if you ask.

        Hunter Douglas - They also have an Installer's Program that includes many free parts if you qualify.

        Springs Window Fashions

           Comfortex

           Alta -  (Many Hunter Douglas Custom Brands Group parts...)   Blindsusa.com


2)  After market parts retailers - Websites with Parts for Order
       a. FixMyBlinds.com   - Great online catalog of pictures and repair videos.  (Discount to Blind Cleaner's Network Members Code in Newsletter)

       b. GenesIndustry.com  

       c.  Blindsparts.info
       d.  Discountblindparts.com
       e.  Rvblindparts.com
       f.   BlindSpeed-SparkleBlinds.com (Blindcleaners.biz Network Member)

       g.  BlindParts.com   (set up account and you can get a trade discount - before ordering)

3).  Current Parts
      a.  Local blind Fabricators with whom you have opened an account.
           They don't like dealing in $1-$5 parts orders unless you do more for their business - as they like to sell blinds.

       b.  Wholesale Parts Suppliers-Sell in Large Quantities or Case Lots
            windowblindsparts.com  (fair prices on small quantities)

            Genes Industries genesindustry.com (parts for many types of blinds made by independent fabricators)


4).  Obsolete Parts
       Blindsparts.com - site has pictures for reference or to have customers tell you what they need (over the phone).
       ** They have more inventory than they show on the internet.
       (Note:  Patience is needed, as service/reponse times with this vendor can be slow.)

Repairs - Training

1) Blind fabricators offer training for installation and basic repairs.  

     Hunter Douglas has several classes and online materials for their Certified Installers.

       {This program also includes access to their product schematics and parts} 

2)  Training Classes

        Dirtyblinds.com sells a series of online videos that include training in repairs.

          {There is an annual fee for access in addition to the initial payment.}

 

3)  Internet Videos and Articles

     a)  You Tube

              Quality and accuracy of the materials is sometimes poor, but good tips can be found.

                   Use search words like "blind repairs"   "cord loop replacement"

       b)  Internet articles on "How to" sites or instructions on the websites that sell parts.

                  

If you know of other sites that would be helpful. please let us know.  Members will find more information relative to repairs, schematics of various blinds etc. in the "Blind Cleaner's Resource Manual" on this site under the Business Resources Menu.

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Sourcing parts for blind repairs is sometimes a challenge. With the supplier's market shrinking as there are fewer smaller regional fabricators that will work with blind cleaners and supply tilters, cord or other things in smaller than case lot quantities. If you have an account with Hunter Douglas or Springs Window Fashions or another larger name brand then sourcing thier parts directly is the best way to go.

 

Cautions: Buyer beware as most blind parts are sold at a premium mark-up due to the time and trouble involved with handling. Some sites, however may charge $20-$40 dollars for common parts that are easily found for $3 - $6 + shipping somewhere else. Don't be shy about asking if the vendor offers a discount to those in the trade. Larger suppliers often are hesitant to break case lots or bags into smaller quantities, so finding a vendor that is a good fit for what you need may not be a "one stop" solution due to the variety of common parts needed for various brands. 

 

If you have suggestions for improving this page - other vendors etc. please feel free to share them with us for posting.

 

Parts Sources

I.   For Consumers & "Do It Yourselfers"

     A.   Check with your Local Blind Cleaner

     B.    Fabricator of Blinds - They will send you parts if you call.

            1.   Hunter Douglas

            2.   Springs Window Fashions

            3.   Levelor

   C.  Websites with Parts for Order:

          1.   Blindparts.com

          2.   FixMyBlinds.com

          3.   Discountblindparts.com

          4.   Rvblindrepair.com

          5.   BlindSpeed-SparkleBlinds.com

          6.

 

 

II.  Blind Cleaners & Repairers

     A.   Current Parts

            1.  Local Fabricators with whom you have accounts

They don't like dealing in $1-$5 orders unless you do more for their business than buying parts - they don't make money on parts sales.           

            2.   Wholesale Parts Suppliers - Sell in Large Quantities or Case Lots

                   For those that buy in larger quantities or need a lot of one type for commercial jobs 

            3.   Websites with Parts for Order - See list above of companies.

            4.   Blindcleaners.biz - Kits  Blindcleaners.biz has offered repair kits in the past that contain several of the most popular parts needed.  (Not currently doing this - Sorry)

 

    B.  Obsolete Parts:  If you know of a good resources let us know. (Blindsparts.com use to be great one for the hard to find stuff - but they are gone now.)

 

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